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Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto Reviews

418 Nayachou, Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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91%

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5693 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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97%

Awesome hostel - super clean, awesome location, great staff, comfortable - there really isn't anything to complain about. Can't really go wrong staying at this hostel.


91%

Amazing hostel with fantastic amenities, including rooftop patio! Found it strange however that this hostel was more like a hotel than a hostel: full families with children were staying there which took away from the backpacker atmosphere. Nonetheless, I would recommend this hostel because of it's cleanliness, staff, security, and amenities.


100%

Friendly staff, clean comfortable room, good location and excellent price! Will be staying here again next time I'm in Kyoto.

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The washing machine and the cloth dryer are broken,finding a laundromat nearby is a better solution and it's waste your time waiting for them getting fixed.


66%

I've stayed at K's house Kyoto 4 times now and multiple times at other K's houses. The first time was before the new section was built and that was the best. I feel like since the new part was built the hostel has lost a lot of the charm that draws me to Ks house, which is the atmosphere and staff. Because the hostel is so big now there doesn't seem to be the ability to meet new people as easily. Maybe if you were to put more activities on? The movie night didn't even run the time we were there.


80%

Want some free hot chocolate / milk Door should be able to keep the voice Bathroom was great


97%

Helpful and friendly staff, and a great breakfast!

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel - love k's! Nice rooms nice location. Big reception with a lot of staff ready to help you. Restaurant right next to the reception with nice breakfast buffet. Bit confusing and annoying when you have to change rooms, so book in advance to avoid that :)


83%

Very clean, nice staff and good common areas but somehow hardly any interaction with other people.. people seemed to be in groups (families, couples, groups of friends) and in no need to mingle ór in need to check their mobiles the entire evening. Perhaps organising some joined activities would be a good idea (there was supposed to be a movie nights but I never saw a movie running...)?


83%

Want some free hot chocolate / milk Door should be able to keep the voice Bathroom was great


100%

I stayed in K's in the beginning of April 2014 and I must say that this was one of the best hostels I stayed in Japan. The staff is amazingly helpful. The rooms, facilities and bathrooms are unbelievably clean. Location is good, just a 15 minutes by walk from the train station and just a few minutes by walk to the nearest bus stop, which can take you anywhere around Kyoto. In the hostel you can find a board with recommendations where to go, what to try to eat, etc.


100%

I really enjoyed my stay there, it's a nice hostel which is very organized. I highly commanded it!!


100%

SO cosy, really nice stay. Thanks guys


89%

Nice hostel with all amendities. I stayed in a 4p female dorm which resulted to be in the house just next to the 'original'. It lacked atmosphere (mainly families and couples somehow) but was very very clean with excellent bathrooms and kitchen. This annex also has a terrace where you can sit and e.g. smoke, but they close it at 22hrs sharp. The direct surroundings are not the prettiest but it's between the station and the main sightseeing areas so that was fine as well. Conclusion: recommended!


91%

Really liked the Hostel, very modern and with all mod-cons. Great vibe and really helpful staff. Sound does carry a bit through the wall but everyone was really considerate about not making loads of noise when it got late so it didn't cause an issue. Nice and close to Kyoto station. Nice lounge area and good bar with cheap drinks and a decent buffet breakfast.

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Probably the cleanest hostel (especially the toilets and shower rooms) I've ever stayed! The staff are very friendly and provided lots of suggestions about trip planning. The location is great too - just a short walk to the station.

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

the walk to the hostel quite far from Kyoto Station (around 10-15mins), but overall we enjoyed our stay in the hostel since there are so many friendly and helpful staffs, they also sell Kyoto Bus Passes in the front desk, and the room & bathrooms are very clean.

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Best guest house!!


80%

Amazing facilites and excellent location. BUT, if you are looking for a more amused backpackery places, it is not this one. Boring and extremely calm, full of old people and families with little kids. Not the kind of backpacker place i look for. And they do nothing to gather people together, no pubcrawls, no walking tours, nothing. But if you just care for great facilities and security, this is your hostel. Staff should speak better english (except this guy Shin, he was great)


71%

K's House Kyoto is the best! :)


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